Our arrival was uneventful. We did not even arouse enough suspicion for a search at the border. But he did ask if we had pepper spray, and I could answer with a solid “NO”. I just hope no one finds the foil wrapped package in the zipper bag hidden under a log back in Maine, as it will look very much like a homemade bomb. I can just imagine the thrill it will cause for the local police force in “small town USA”. Fortunately I used my Geocaching experience and hid it very well.
As we arrived in the first town, we stopped at the Canadian information office for coupons and suggestions. And then changed some money. They have beautiful, colorful money here, but they are begging folks to please, stop Spocking the $5.00 bills. Click on this link to read it- stop spocking our money
We stayed a night in St. Andrews and a night in Saint John. Both had nice campgrounds right in town. We drove around a bit and also rode our bikes. I found this funny sign on a post. Apparently bikers are neither male nor female But we found the real beauty in the Bay of Fundy National Park. What a great location, with amazing views all around. Although it rained all day the first day, we were able to grab a park-placed geocache and purchase our Canadian National Parks pass for future stops along our route!
Mike took the dogs for a hike along the Salmon River. which meets the sea at this location and forms the beautiful bay. There is a small town there named Alma. From the national park campground on the hill we could see the little harbor and the beautiful bluffs. Each day the tides change by about 15 feet. Low tide leaves the colorful boats high and dry.
We took the dogs on a short hike along a small creek.and then we went on a longer hike to view Dickson Falls. and grabbed a geocache along the way. Since Fundy is where we dug in to the last of our deliciously amazing Fontana coffee (see previous post, Houston) we put a Fontana sticker into the cache container.
We have so much more to see in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. But this has been a terrific stop for a few days of exploration.